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by henry quirk
Fri May 26, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: We're not at war with Islam?
Replies: 52
Views: 241

It doesn't compute

Of that, I have no doubt.
by henry quirk
Fri May 26, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: We're not at war with Islam?
Replies: 52
Views: 241

veg, You're no spokesman either but that doesn't stop you from vomiting up grand assessments of nations, religions, etc. If it's good enough for you, it's good enough for me. ...and... I am paranoid (doesn't make me wrong); the U.S. is not a shithole (least not compared to places where girls get the...
by henry quirk
Fri May 26, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: We're not at war with Islam?
Replies: 52
Views: 241

Bob, You're wastin' your breath...most of the folks here will not use a gun to defend or feed themselves even if sanctioned by their governments...they're a mostly domesticated lot...pets, really...so, do yourself a favor: pat 'em the head from time to time, tell 'em how sweet they are, feed 'em reg...
by henry quirk
Fri May 26, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: We're not at war with Islam?
Replies: 52
Views: 241

Veg, the neighborhood I'm talkin' about is the friggin' world, you dumb, asperger-hobbled, bint
by henry quirk
Fri May 26, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: We're not at war with Islam?
Replies: 52
Views: 241

We're not at war with Islam?

Of course we are (with a particularly violent subset of it, anyway). What I don't get is all the 'talk' and almost no action...it seems like this to me... You live in a neighborhood where the feral dog population is growing...a number of folks have been injuried -- some killed -- by these dogs...aft...
by henry quirk
Fri May 26, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Sam Spade, Existential Hero?
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Sam Spade, Existential Hero?

Yep, along with a few other fictional detectives, including Mike Hammer.

'Hero' is a bit much, though...just plain old 'existentialist' fits better.

Rule of thumb (I think): the one who who sez he's an existentialist, probably isn't; the one who just 'does', probably is.
by henry quirk
Thu May 18, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the US President supposed to represent all the people?
Replies: 180
Views: 3000

"dumb animal"

:|
by henry quirk
Thu May 18, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the US President supposed to represent all the people?
Replies: 180
Views: 3000

" 2016 election tampering" What tampering? You mean that bundle of facts damning of and embarrassing to Dems? The facts hacked out of computers and email accounts highlighting how the DNC violated its own rules and screwed Bernie S out of the Dem nomination? The facts showing how 'reporters' violate...
by henry quirk
Thu May 18, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the US President supposed to represent all the people?
Replies: 180
Views: 3000

"Modern polling" The same modern polling (and pollsters) who predicted a Clinton win right up to election day. Forgive me if I don't take polling any more seriously than I do 'the news'. And: I'm not lookin' to sell you anything, SoB. I'm just pointing out the obvious skew of 'the press' against Tru...
by henry quirk
Thu May 18, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: another pointless thread...existential grousing
Replies: 173
Views: 1938

Then, you too, SoB, are a better man than me.
by henry quirk
Thu May 18, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: another pointless thread...existential grousing
Replies: 173
Views: 1938

Veg fixates on U.S. error, mistake, and sin (of which there are many) and never acknowledges U.S. victory, success, or virtue (of which there are several).

This doesn't make Veg a bully, just blinkered.
by henry quirk
Thu May 18, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: another pointless thread...existential grousing
Replies: 173
Views: 1938

"I feel pity for the bully." You're a better man than me cuz I don't. I got no sympathy for the kids who came after me (when I was a kid) and I got no sympathy for the three givin' mine grief now. I can only hope mine gets the same chance I had to even the score. Till then, he and me will muddle thr...
by henry quirk
Thu May 18, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the US President supposed to represent all the people?
Replies: 180
Views: 3000

SoB, Here's what you got... An unnamed source ponied up a piece of unsubstantiated information to a propagandist rag, one overtly skewed against Trump. Promptly, other propagandist outlets, all overtly skewed against Trump, snatched up on the story, each and every one declaring him guilty (without r...
by henry quirk
Tue May 16, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: another pointless thread...existential grousing
Replies: 173
Views: 1938

Mannie,

Like Doc, you're my buddy, so your concern is welcomed and appreciated, but...

My keel is even again and that's what he needs right now, me, self-collected and knowing.

I'm his Mickey Goldmill and that's enough, for the moment.
by henry quirk
Tue May 16, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: another pointless thread...existential grousing
Replies: 173
Views: 1938

"Not everyone wishes to disfigure a child by breaking facial bones."

And not everyone wants to eat shit daily.

Sometimes a broken nose is a great teacher.

Too bad, for the moment, that particular teacher is forbidden from visiting the school yard.